I usually take Thursday off from exercise.  Since hubby has been out of town this week, I decided a babysitter would be a good idea for this afternoon.  I took the opportunity for a long workout at the JCC.  I was able to get there early enough for a solid 30 min on the elliptical.  Then, I took the 4:30pm BOSU Sculpt class.  Kim teaches this class.  She is the person in charge of all of the group fitness classes.  I think there are over 60 classes in any given week.  In addition to organizing the staff, rooms, etc., she also teaches a few of them.  I haven’t taken any of her classes lately due to my personal scheduling, and I was excited to see her on today’s schedule.  I really like her style.  She’s fun and she’s knowledgeable.  The BOSU Sculpt class encompassed upper, lower and core strengthening along with balance and flexibility.  She also included a few minutes of cardio.  I was happy with my ability to do about 90% of the exercises.  The ones that were too tough, I was able to modify to my level.  If you aren’t familiar with a BOSU, you can check it out here.

Activity points earned: 7 Elliptical, 7 BOSU sculpt class=14 total

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1/2c oatmeal made w/1c milk, 1 pear, cinnamon, 1pk Equal=6
Morning Snack
1c milk w/caramel syrup=3
English muffin w/Camembert cheese and egg=8
Afternoon Snack
Clif Z Bar=4
Laughing cow wedge=1
English muffin w/peanut butter=8
(Post workout)
pasta w/turkey pepperoni, cheese, shrooms, peppers, sauce=9
Late Snack
4 life savers=2
Sobe Water=4
banana w/peanut butter, caramel=5
 Posted by at 8:49 PM

Today’s meeting was all about exercise.  I am fortunate to be totally in the groove with exercise.  I’m up to 5-6 solid workouts a week and I am enjoying them.  Dawn is my leader.  She challenged us to keep track of our exercise points this week.  In addition to our daily points bank and weekly allowance, we have the option of using extra points that we gain by moving more.  I’m up for the challenge and will track my exercise points earned this week.  However, I generally choose not to use them.  I’m comfortable with the other points allowed.  So, on the posts about my workouts this week, you’ll notice points earned listed.

For the week 1/20/-1/26, my daily target was 43 (down a point).   I was at or below 43  for 0 days and over 43 for all 7 days.  I used 48/49 of my extra points.  I lost 1.6 pounds this week.  Anything from .5 to 2 pounds is considered good weight loss by Weight Watcher standards.  I didn’t really have the best week since I didn’t get all of my daily guidelines for nutrition in each day.  I’m happy to be down and getting use to tracking again and it’s all good.

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